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n. Greek Mythology
The goddess of the harvest, daughter of Rhea and Cronus and mother of Persephone.

[Greek Dēmētēr; see māter- in Indo-European roots.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the goddess of agricultural fertility and protector of marriage and women. Roman counterpart: Ceres


(dɪˈmi tər)

the ancient Greek goddess of agriculture, identified by the Romans with Ceres.
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He called her Artemis, Demeter, and other fanciful names half teasingly, which she did not like because she did not understand them.
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The eighth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1855-1860) subsumes its discussion of Demeter and Persephone under the headings of "Ceres" and "Proserpina.
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